Right hand

Greek or Roman
Hellenistic or Imperial Period

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 149.


Length: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Greek & Roman Sculpture Gallery (Gallery 211)


Europe, The Ancient World



The long, lean fingers of this hollow right hand are curled slightly inwards with the thumb in a relaxed position. The fingers are solid bronze.

Condition: jagged break running along the wrist. Two light green bands encircle the index and ring finger. The back of the hand contains four rectangular patches located on one knuckle and on the top of three fingers. A dark green patina covers the back of the hand and a light green surface and brown accretions (soil deposits?) cover the palm. Sea shells are embedded into the palm of the hand.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution